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I am afraid

November 6, 2011
By Genya GOLD, Bridgewater, New Jersey
Genya GOLD, Bridgewater, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Never do anything that you wouldn't want to explain to the paramedics."-Unknown Author

I am afraid.
I am afraid of people, of places, of nouns.
I am afraid of flying, of thinking, of speaking, of verbs.
Of a world that lives to break me, or,

At least always seems like it wants to

I am afraid of those who spite me, who
Don’t understand what I do
And never will.

I am afraid of death, though I know it must come, and
I am afraid of life, even though I wish it had ended

I am afraid that there are things in this world that I can never believe in
Feel, see, or touch.
I fear what I hate, hate that I fear what I do, and I may not ever exist
Without that.

I am afraid of what might happen, if I stray too far. I am afraid of what I’ll encounter, or what I will miss, if I don’t wander. If I don’t wonder.
Truth lies in the dark, and only the brave can have it. That is why, I fear not knowing.
A simple truth, that maybe you already have heard. Listen to it again.
Because I know what I am afraid of, more than any terror, or any thought.
The only fact certain.

We fear our fears.

The author's comments:
Some, internal wondering...

Hopefully, this will inspire you to reconsider... Maybe it's not what's on the outside. Maybe we should learn to like, or at least, learn from people, even if we think we hate them.

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